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Keep ‘Em Spinning: How To Lubricate PC Fans

Sleeve bearings fans have a well-deserved reputation of wearing out quickly. But they’re inexpensive, and not necessarily cheaply made. They can perform very well indeed. We want to use them on our heatsinks, but we worry that they will fail and leave our CPU’s overheating. Wouldn’t you like to be able to use a sleeve bearing fan and not have to worry? Read More

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Zalman PWM Mate Review

If you have a heatsink with a PWM fan and you have set it to Auto, you will hear the fan speed up from slow to fast as your CPU proceeds from idle to load. What if you want to control your PWM fans manually? Zalman has just what you’re looking for, the PWM Mate. Read More

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65 Fans Tested on a Megahalems

The Megahalems comes with no fans of its own. You can choose your own fans, but what fans do you get? How well do they cool your system? How loud are they? When I decided I wanted to cool a 4GHz Core i7 860 with a Megahalems, I figured I would test a few fans and see how well they did. Needless to say, I sort of got carried away. I tested 65 fans in many configurations. Read all about it. Read More